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Irish appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Paget saw an Irish tooth, Sir, in a waste gap.
  • "Tosh, sir, in a dell, a crew’s nastier on gin; ignore its answer!" called an Irish sot.
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Definition of the noun irish

What does irish mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
  2. whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
  3. the Celtic language of Ireland

Alternative definition of the noun irish


  1. [rfd-sense] [context: as plural] The Irish people.
  2. [obsolete] A board game of the tables family.
  3. [US] Temper; anger, passion.
  4. whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.

Definition of the adjective irish

What does irish mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more Irish / Irisher |

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people

Alternative definition of the adjective irish


  1. Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
  2. Pertaining to the Irish language.
  3. (Derogatory) Nonsensical, daft or complex.

Phrases with Irish

Phrases starting with the word Irish:

  1. irish sea
  2. irish bull
  3. Irish Joke
  4. irish moss
  5. irish punt
  6. irish stew
  7. Irish Twin
  8. Irish Cream
  9. Irish Flute
  10. irish gorse
  11. Irish Hobby
  12. irish pound
  13. irish burgoo
  14. irish coffee
  15. irish gaelic
  16. irish people
  17. irish person
  18. irish potato

Phrases ending with the word Irish:

  1. old irish
  2. Black Irish

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  1. Irish a.k.a. Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
  2. Irish a.k.a. Republic of Ireland: Ireland is a sovereign state in Europe occupying about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. The modern Irish state was established in 1922 as the Irish Free State, a dominion within the British Empire, following the Anglo-Irish Treaty which brought an end to the Irish War of Independence. The partition of Ireland had already been provided for in previous British legislation in 1921 in response to opposition to Irish Home Rule or independence by Unionists, who formed a majority in the north-eastern part of the country. Six of the nine counties in the northern province of Ulster were established under that legislation as Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, with which the Irish state shares its only land border. The state is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south east, and the Irish Sea to the east.
  3. Irish a.k.a. The Kingdom of Ireland refers to the country of Ireland in the period between the proclamation of Henry VIII as King of Ireland by the Crown of Ireland Act 1542 and the Act of Union in 1800. It replaced the Lordship of Ireland, which had been created in 1171. King Henry VIII was recognised as monarch of Ireland by some Protestant powers in Europe, although not by the Catholic monarchies in Europe. However his daughter Mary I was recognised as Queen of Ireland by the pope in 1555. The separate Kingdom of Ireland ceased to exist when Ireland joined with the Kingdom of Great Britain to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801.

There are other places with Irish in their name, like Northern Irish, Irish Repertory Theatre, Irish Agricultural Museum, Irish National Heritage Park.


  1. Irish a.k.a. Pierce Brosnan: Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan began training in commercial illustration, but trained at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele.
  2. Irish a.k.a. Micky Ward, nicknamed Irish, is a retired American junior welterweight professional boxer and a former WBU champion from Lowell, Massachusetts. He is widely known as the protagonist in the 2010 feature film based on his career titled The Fighter, in which he is portrayed by Mark Wahlberg, and culminating with his title bout against Shea Neary.
  3. Irish a.k.a. Andy Lee, is an Irish professional boxer from Limerick, Ireland who fights in the Middleweight division.
  4. Irish a.k.a. Jerry Quarry, nicknamed "Irish" or “The Bellflower Bomber,” was a U.S. Irish heavyweight boxer. Quarry was rated by Ring Magazine as the most popular fighter in the sport, 1968–1971, and was one of the biggest stars of arguably the greatest era in the history of the heavyweight division.
  5. Irish a.k.a. Victoria Mahoney is director for the movie "yelling to the sky".
  6. Irish a.k.a. Jimmy Archer is an ex-boxer and an actor.
  7. Irish a.k.a. William James Kelly is an actor.
  8. Irish a.k.a. David Ian Lee is an actor.
  9. Irish a.k.a. Charles Bice-Bey is an actor.
  10. Irish a.k.a. Tommy Wilson-O'Brien: Tommy Wilson-O'Brien is an actor.

There are other people with Irish in their name, like Irish Rob, Tom Irish, Fawn Irish, Mark Irish, Paul Irish, R.E. Irish, Irish Bella, Irish Quinn, Nancy Irish and many others.


  1. Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is now spoken as a first language by a minority of Irish people, as well as being a second language of a larger proportion of the population. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland. It is an official language of the European Union and an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland.
    • also known as Gaeilge; Irish language; Erse; Gaelic, Irish Language; Gaelic, Irish; Irish Gaelic; アイルランド・ゲール語; アイリッシュ・ゲール; ゲール語; Gaelic; Gailge
  2. Irish a.k.a. Irish food: Irish cuisine is a style of cooking originating from Ireland or developed by Irish people. It evolved from centuries of social and political change. The cuisine takes its influence from the crops grown and animals farmed in its temperate climate. The introduction of the potato in the second half of the 16th century heavily influenced Ireland's cuisine thereafter. Representative Irish dishes are Irish stew, bacon and cabbage, potato, boxty, coddle, colcannon and fadge.
    • also known as Irish cuisine
  3. Irish is a subject of the Junior Cycle examination in Secondary schools in Ireland. There are three levels: Higher, Ordinary and Foundation.
  4. Irish is a language.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Irish

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (1994)

by David J. Bodenhamer, Robert G. Barrows

streets on the east and west, attracted numerous Irish working class families and saloons, which earned it a reputation as being the tough part of town. The FOUNTAIN SQUARE ...

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Quotes about Irish

Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.
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Scrabble value of I1R1I1S1H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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